Lies, lies, lies. That’s all the Republicans and conservatives are doing these days in regards to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. They’re desperate, and they’re doing anything they can to scare the American people into voting against him. It’s terrible. The Democrats have never resorted to such despicable tactics when it looked like they were losing in 2000 and 2004. And the Republicans never did it when they losing to Clinton back in 1992 and 1996. So, you have to ask yourself why are they spreading so much dirt and vile filth around in the final days of the campaign. Could it be because Obama is black? You really have to wonder if they would be saying this stuff if Obama was white? I talked to a woman yesterday who said that Obama was evil, anti-Christian and anti-American. She said she only watches Fox and listens only to talk-radio. So, we know were she’s getting this stuff. It’s just wrong to be spewing such hatred. The America I know and love tolerates people with different views on things. But not these guys. There’s certainly nothing wrong with being opposed to Obama’s policies but how can you call him evil? Is there no end to the craziness?
A good example is this e-mail I received yesterday. This guys says that “Obama is not only opposed to right-to-carry permits for law-abiding gun owners, but has also endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership. Now come on. This guy has to know better. Read the e-mail, then read a story below from the Chicago Tribune. Nowhere does it say that Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handguns. It’s just a big, boldfaced lie. And to think that these people call themselves Christians when they’re launching the biggest hate campaign in the history of American politics. Well, they will have to face their Maker some day and answer for these awful attacks. Read both the e-mail and the story and come to your own conclusion. And may God help us all no matter who’s elected because we’re going to need it after this offensive, un-American campaign being waged by the Republicans and conservatives.
Democrats Should Fear the ‘Brady Effect’ As seen to day on AmericanThinker.com:
While many politicians and pundits of varying political persuasions have come to learn that the power of gun owners, hunters, sportsmen and freedom advocates cannot be ignored on Election Day – hardcore Liberals have a more difficult time facing reality. It is much easier for them to cry “racism” than swallow the truth.
The truth for them this time around is that Barack Obama is the most rabid anti-Second Amendment candidate to ever run for the U.S. presidency. Obama is not only opposed to right-to-carry permits for law-abiding gun owners, but has also endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.
The inconvenient truth facing Obama supporters is that gun ownership is strong in the U.S. Roughly half of all American households own at least one gun, and according to an ATI-News/Zogby poll of likely voters, gun owners favor McCain over Obama by a more than 2 – 1 margin – 62 to 29 percent.
Posted September 5, 2008 1:49 PM/news/politics/blog//news/politics/blog/
by James Oliphant
DURYEA, Pa.–At a campaign event here Friday, Barack Obama ran headlong into the one of the issues that dogs him in this battleground state.
“There are rumors going around that . . . you’re going to take away our guns,” said Joan O’Neil, a resident of tiny Susquehanna in northeastern Pennsylvania, a big-time area for hunting.
This gun issue that Obama has tried to deftly navigate throughout this long campaign and one that damaged
him here in his primary fight with Hillary Clinton. And it’s one that could do even him even further harm in the general election, as he is matched against a pro-gun ticket that includes a vice-presidential nominee who has been photographed firing an assault rifle.And indeed, several of the dozens of plant workers invited to Obama’s economic “town hall” here in this town outside of Scranton, Pa. nodded as the question was asked. Pennsylvania has the highest per capita rate of National Rifle Association members in the nation.
“I believe in the Second Amendment, and if you are a law-abiding gun owner you have nothing to fear from an Obama administration,” Obama said. “This has been peddled again and again. Here’s what I believe: The Second Amendment is an indvidual right. . . people have the right to bear arms. But I also believe there is nothing wrong with some common-sense gun safety measures.”
As examples, Obama listed background checks and providing cities with federal gun trace data that would allow them to go after dealers that sell guns illegally.
“That kind of thing is common sense and has nothing to do with the guy who has got his rifle and wants to go hunting,” Obama said. “Now the NRA — I’ll be honest and I’m sure there are NRA members here — their general attitude is that we don’t want anything, and if you even breathe the words ‘gun control’ or ‘gun safety’ then you must want to take away everybody’s guns. Well, that’s just not true.”
At the campaign event Friday, Obama said that there are “two realities about guns” in the United States, one including lawful gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen and a second that involves the flow of illegal handguns and automatic weapons into cities such as Philadelphia, where they are used by “teenage gang-bangers.”
“Surely, we can come up with a system that protects lawful gun-owners, but at the same time tries to do something about kids getting shot,” he said. “That is, I think, the job of the president is to reconcile this tradition of gun ownership in this country, with some basic public safety concerns.
“The bottom line is this: You got a rifle, you got a shotgun, you got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it away,” Obama said. “They can keep on talking about it, but it’s just not true.”
In the end, Obama told the group, that if voters believe he can help them on economic issues such as health care, energy and education, “this can’t be the reason not to vote for me. This can’t be the reason not to vote. Your guns, we’re not going to mess with them.”
O’Neil said afterward that being able to keep their guns for hunting was the biggest concern residents in her town have about Obama. “The important thing is that people understand that they can keep their guns and they can use their guns,” she said.